'Barriers' for women at work

A report by an agency set up to help the economic development of Welsh women shows that while considerable progress has been made, gender inequality, stereotyping and segregation are still evident in the Welsh workplace.

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Lack of childcare 'affects woman's ability to work'

  • Just under 80% of women said being a builder was more suitable for a man and around half said that being a plumber or an electrician was more suitable for a man.
  • 78% of employers said lack of childcare affected a woman's ability to work fulltime, while they thought it only affected 48% of men's.
  • 60% of employers think that further action by the state would help to achieve equality.

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